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Reviews for Pine Knob Ski Resort
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Management sucks and ski rental equipment is scarce
Nice sunny January day and Pineknob has no ski or snowboard rentals at all! Management could care less and told me they have no plans of purchasing additional equipment. Lines are not long at all so just incredibly bad management or they have no money. Avoid Pineknob if you need to rent skis! It’s kind of like a pizza place running out of cheese.... Full Review
They charge an arm and a leg now for lift tickets. The lines are outrageous, and for as long as they've been open, and as much as they charge now they should update their lifts, and put a speed lift in. Last year they had multiple days where the ticket office had a 4 hour line wrapped around the parking lot and like I said the chair lift line is ridiculous.... Full Review
Great SNOWMAKING and grooming! Can not be beat. Great Urban SNOW playground. Great beginner/learn to ski programs. Practice for all levels of skiing. Great place to get your ski legs on before going east, west or else where!... Full Review
Pine Knob is a great place to get your fix in if you're not hopping on a plane or trying to drive 3+ hours. Phase 1 and Shaboom are the longest and steepest Black Diamonds in Metro Detroit. Pine Knob is only 300 ft. of vert but it has a very good Run:Chair Time Ratio so you can do 8,000-10,000 ft. of total vert in one Afternoon. The Crew goes the extra mile to get the hill covered, packed and well groomed during Marginal Temperatures. Ownership/Management do a good job of getting the season started as early as possible. This dedication better serves their Season Passholders and the general SE Michigan Day Skier than the crew at Mt. Brighton (Vail Resorts). ... Full Review
You have to take it for what it is - easy to get to, skiing in an area with no natural terrain. They run the place great, the snow is good, staff are very good. A lot of clueless people do go there so it can be dangerous, and I'd say that's the only negative to the place.... Full Review
I have tried skiing here once. I will not be returning. The runs are extremely short. Maybe 5 to 10 seconds tops. Nothing interesting here terrain wise. There just isn't enough mountain, if you can even call it a mountain to create anything interesting.
The people skiing here are really kind of clueless and a big screw you and everyone else attitude. Several times people just drift in front of the chair because they aren't even looking and get snagged so you end up with a guy sitting on the chair when there are 3 people already lined up to get on a 3 person chair. Kids texting while trying to get on a chair.
Yeah, it's skiing but a place you for an addiction fix more then to enjoy actual skiing. Kind of like a $2 bottle of Night Train versus fine wine. I gave it a try because I had a free ticket for attending Warren Miller. I can't see ever going here and paying more then free. ... Full Review
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